So so day in the shop

I thought today would be a good one. Drove to the big city to get an extension handle for my paint roller to make painting my ceiling eggshell white a bit easier.
Got back home and started off by opening the box with a second 4' two tube light for the room. No power cord or hanging chains.
Okay fine. I'll steal a light from out in the garage. Grab one that isn't plugged in. Can't remember why, thought it was because I was saving money on power.
Somehow I loose the hanging chains taking it down. 5 minutes of looking finds them.
Anyway, I put in a couple of cup hooks. Don's little doodad would have been nice to have. I hang the light, plug it in and I hear noise, clicks, no light. Damn.
Change out the T12 48" tubes, no change.
Okay, I'll move the other light in the room so I can paint the ceiling easier where it hangs. It will still give me enough light to work.
Now I open that can of eggshell white. Why is it turquoise?
Someone must have decided not to buy some paint they had tinted and put it back on the shelf. I hope they have a month of bad luck.
Don't have a receipt for the paint but I have a feeling Home Depot will do right. If not I'll buy a can and use that receipt the next day to return the turquoise.
Wes
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-snip-
lol. it's that always the way it goes. bummer. good luck with it all.
b.w.
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After that, I'd just stay in bed or the closet for a couple of days. It's a sign, I tell ya.
Steve
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Wes wrote:

<<snip the woeful tale>>

I actually had a pretty good one myself . Cast 8 more al ingots for a total of 20 from the two scrap wheels my son gave me . Then used my new DRO to finish milling the rough-out of the QC toolpost I'm making for the lathe . And then moved on to start the stunt pegs for our Grandson's Christmas bike . And FINALLY figgered out that the reason my compressor kept tossing the belt was because it was too loose ...
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Snag wrote:

Today was a pretty good day for me... catching up on long-deferred maintenance...
I re-jiggered a couple of 8' florescent fixtures to fit in the 3.25" between the ceiling and the roll-up door and got them installed, doubling the light in that area. End of a 3-year project :)
I finished up the new compressed air distribution piping that's been ongoing for a couple of weeks - we found a nice 80-gallon 5HP Sanborn (US Made) compressor on craigslist for $400 (and almost destroyed it in the process of moving it to its permanent location - don't ask). Now the compressor lives outside where a bit of noise won't bother anyone, and we have lots of available air. End of a 1-year project - Whee!
And I got around to troubleshooting and re-wiring the Hurco/Wells-Index Frankenmill so the mist coolant system is actually connected to the 'mist' control instead of getting mist when I select flood - turns out the wiring was mis-labeled and it took a bit of poking around to see what was what. Our manual for the machine is a copy of a copy so the wire and terminal designations all look the same - very fuzzy. This has been wired wrong for about 8 years, Woo Hoo!
I cleaned the gunk off the top of the DiAcro bender and gave it a fresh protective coat of oil. Now I need to either find some storage space for miscellaneous 'stuff' or throw it away, knowing full well that within a week of tossing it out I will need whatever it is...
Here's a question: is there a shop tool to crimp fittings onto air hoses? Either something to use a vise for crimping or a small hydraulic press? I'd like to be able to make some short flexible whips to connect from the rigid piping to various tools instead of the cheesy Harbor Freight $5 spiral flex hoses I found. I don't really trust that stuff with 175 psi, even though they say "200" - yeah, right!
Carla
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Try mcmasters, search for double pinch hose clamps.
You have to get the right size since they have limited range. Here is a part number so you can see what I'm talking about 6541K37 .    
The tool for criping them 6541K67 .
We had problems with lines attached to our high pressure air coming loose. These solved it.
Wes
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Carla Fong wrote:
(...)

To play that game correctly, one must first congratulate oneself on the floorspace and bench space created by tossing useless stuff, every day that those extra square feet are available.
Notice how few of us play that game correctly.
:)
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You, too? And even if it has sat there ten years.
Steve
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On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:36:04 -0800, Carla Fong

Look in McMaster for push-on hose and fittings. The barbs are self retaining and don't need an external ferrule. The nicest handling hose I've seen is Parker's number 801, which they call "Push-lock." I don't know what brand of hose McMaster sells, but their fittings are compatible with Parker's.
Use soap or other lube when installing the fittings -- they go in hard. The insertion tool is convenient, but not necessary for small hose.
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Welding shops make a crimper, and you can get a kit with lots of crimps. I don't know the working pressure, you'd have to ask. It looks like a tuning fork with little square blocks on the end. You position it, and one strike from a hammer sets the crimp, you can't over do it. I like to get hoses done professionally if I really need to depend on them, or where failure could cause spew or damage or injury. They may have a crimper that would fit your needs used, or at least get a good one from the gitgo that you can trust.
Don't you love those five minute projects that it takes five years to get aroundtuit?
Steve
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Oh, man! Some days ya can't pee a drop.
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Don Foreman wrote:

Some days you pee blood.
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Lasix cured that ;)
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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I had the midas touch over the weekend. Only it wasn't gold.
Broke four endmills in the CNC mill, on two different parts. Broke the little hold down clamp on an insert holder. The little combination right and left hand bolt broke in two. Took an hour to get the remaining part out. No spares - SURE I've got one someplace. Broke a key off in a lock leaving the rest of the key inside. Took half an hour to pick it out. The water cooler on the TIG sprung a serious leak. The high pressure washer won't build pressure.
Karl
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Have you considered taking up a different hobby, like collecting stamps, maybe? <g>
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Might have been the result of a recent cold spell and freezing of a coil?
Me, I did something dumb too. I installed beautiful lighted eye shields on my new (to me) bench grinder. More about the grinder later. The eye shields are about 70 years old and I have never seen any better made eye shields.
The glass in one eye shield was foggy, and was made of three layers of glass stuck together. One piece came off and needed a good washing. Two pieces had fogginess between them and were stuck together. I thought something penetrated between them and dried off during the years. I tried to pry them apart and one broke.
Then I had a DUH moment and saw that they had a plastic film between them to make them shatterproof.
No matter, I will put 1/4" Lexan in there instead.
i
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It's called "laminated safety glass", Ig. It's the stuff they use in auto windshields. Two sheets of glass with (originally) collodion filling between... now an acrylic polymer.
LLoyd
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On 2009-12-14, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote:

Yes, I believe that it is the old style safety glass. The new windshield glass is simply tempered, not two layered. As far as what I know, they stopped using that glass years ago in cars.
i
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Ignoramus12283 wrote:

I'm pretty sure the front windshield is still laminated. The side and rear glass is tempered.
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On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:12:07 -0600, Ignoramus12283

It's very much used for windscreens and bullet proof glass. Now, why do you suppose it might have been used for a grinder eye guard?
:-)
Mark Rand RTFM
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